Iraqi MP: MKO's Return to Camp Ashraf "Impossible"

A senior Iraqi lawmaker said that the recent rocket attack on the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization transient settlement in Camp Liberty was a move to convince Iraq to allow the MKO to return to Camp Ashraf, but such actions are futile the grouplet's return to its main training camp is impossible.

"Attack on the MKO aimed to rally the support of the international community's public opinion for the MKO's return to the Diyala province and Camp Ashraf," Abdullah al-Naeli said on Wednesday.

"But returning the MKO's members to their previous position is not possible, especially given the fact that Diyala residents spent much efforts to expel them from their province," Naeli was quoted by Ashraf News as saying.

The Iraqi lawmaker added that the Baghdad government is seriously investigating the attack to find out the realities.

Some media reports alleged that Katyusha rockets fired on the Camp Liberty, the transient settlement facility of the MKO (also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCR) in Iraq, have killed five members of the MKO. About 40 members of the terrorist group were reportedly wounded in Saturday's attack, along with three Iraqi policemen.

Speaking to reporters here in Tehran on Tuesday, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said that the move is part of the MKO's efforts to portray itself as an oppressed community in a bid to postpone its expulsion from Iraq's soil.

Mehman-Parast also called on the UN and Iraqi officials to rapidly implement the agreements on the expulsion of the MKO from Iraq.

Also on Tuesday, Iran's Ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Danayeefar said that the attack is part of the MKO's efforts to return to Camp Ashraf.


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